MHS grad wins international scholarship

AnnaGrace Katzenmeier, daughter of Kail and Becky Katzenmeier of Manhattan, won the P.E.O. STAR scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year.

The P.E.O. STAR scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship based on excellence in leadership, extra curricular activities, community service, academics, and potential for future success. Katzenmeier was nominated by Manhattan’s BD Chapter of P.E.O.

Each P.E.O. Chapter can nominate one outstanding female student for the competitive international scholarship. Manhattan’s BD chapter selected Katzenmeier as their nominee based on applications from high school counselors in the Manhattan area, and personal interviews with applicants. Her nomination materials were forwarded to the international P.E.O. office, where the selection was made, in November 2019.

Katzenmeier plans to attend St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

KU announces spring honor roll

More than 5,700 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2019 semester.

The honor roll comprises undergraduates who meet requirements in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and in the schools of Architecture & Design; Business; Education; Engineering; Health Professions; Journalism; Music; Nursing; Pharmacy; and Social Welfare. Honor roll criteria vary among the university’s academic units.

Some schools honor the top 10 percent of students enrolled, some establish a minimum grade-point average, and others raise the minimum GPA for each year students are in school. Students must complete a minimum number of credit hours to be considered for the honor roll.

The following area students finished the spring 2019 semester with honors.

Geary County

Fort Riley: Heather Jackson, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Junction City: Sidney Budinas, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Jordan Doyle, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Will Ervin, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Gabriella Khoury, School of Business; Anne Kim, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Jovan Toles, School of Education; Ian Winchester, School of Education

Milford: Jhade Gray, School of Nursing; Jordan-Nicole Heath, School of Education

Pottawatomie County

Olsburg: Jamison Hankins, School of Music

St. Marys: Sheyenne Denton, School of Journalism; Jarrod Smith, School of Pharmacy

Wamego: Courtney Alexander, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Elise Artzer, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Noah Bailey, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Hannah Divine, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Kelli Jensen, School of Nursing; Erin Mcmonagle, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Samantha Milke, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Journalism; Kyle Mueller, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Katie Suther, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Riley Wilson, School of Journalism

Westmoreland: Lyla Lenauer, School of Nursing

Riley County

Manhattan: Izumi Asano, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Kathy Burton, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Antonia Camara, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Diana Chilton, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Jay Chuwonganant, School of Business; Samuel Clark, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Brent Dukes, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Tiara Floyd, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Gloria Gantt, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences;Taylor Good, School of Nursing; Sina Hanna, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Autumn Hatcliff, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Eric Higgins, School of Engineering; Shaylyn Hubbell, School of the Arts; Claire Huber, School of Nursing; Caroline Hwang, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Emma Kellogg, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of the Arts; Ethan Koopman, School of Engineering; Angelica Lang, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Caleb Luck, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Nat McClendon, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Michael Melgares, School of Business; Maggie Morgan, School of Engineering; Grace Mosier, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Dylan Newell, School of Engineering; Christa Osarczuk, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Nicolas Paukstelis, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Zijin Peng, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Benjamin Robben, School of Business; Madison Ross, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Ben Schlageck, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Matthew Schuster, School of Business; Sierra Sparbanie, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Riley Taylor, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Joseph Trujillo, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Susana Vick, School of the Arts; Justin Wickham, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

WSU announces degrees, honors for area students

More than 1,850 students completed degrees at Wichita State University in spring 2019.

Undergraduate students who have attained a grade point average of 3.9 out of a possible 4.0 received the summa cum laude award; those with an average of 3.55 received the magna cum laude award; and those with an average of 3.25 received the cum laude.

The following area students completed degrees.

Alma: Delaney D Reves, Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice

Junction City: Federica P Johnson, Bachelor of Arts, Social Work, Magna Cum Laude; Katelyn L Land, BS in Nursing, Cum Laude; Darlene C Rice, Master of Education, Special Ed-Early Childhood Unified; Daijana C Wallace, Bachelor of Music, Music Composition and Performance-Instrumental, Magna Cum Laude

Manhattan: Madison S Monaco, Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, Magna Cum Laude; Jennifer L Prinz-Shakespeare, Doctor of Nursing Practice MSN to DNP; Juoniah A Taylor, Master of Social Work

Saint Marys: Christine E Majerczyk, Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, Cum Laude

Wamego: Jessica M Hobbs, Doctor of Physical Therapy; Brent D Patton, Bachelor of Business Admin., Marketing

The following students finished the semester with honors.

Junction City: Jadie L Chauncey, Alexandria D Dunham, Jennifer J Felvus, Federica P Johnson, Emily M Kirkman, Katrina R Love, Joshua J Nieves, Elijah J Richmond, Quinlan J Roth, Julie L Rumbaugh, Daijana C Wallace

Manhattan: Jamie M Barrett, Aubrey C Downie, Trevor C Hayden, Madison S Monaco

Riley: Brittni M Winter

St. George: Kitrinamae M Miller, Kacy R Turnbull

Saint Marys: , Christine E Majerczyk, Mariah D Schindler

Wakefield: Kaylie J Laffery, Jeffrey J Thompson

Wamego: Kayelynn S Blanka, Brooke A Hupe, Jackson Q Jantz

Area students earn awards, degrees

Three area students graduated from Southwestern College on May 12.

Traci Dickens, Alma, received a bachelor of science in nursing. Tammy Grantham Strahl, Junction City, received a bachelor of arts. Marcus Hicks, Junction City, received a master of science in management. Southwestern College is a private liberal arts college in Winfield, Kansas.

Lily Thornberg, Junction City, graduated with a master’s degree in business administration from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, on May 18. Rockhurst University is one of 27 Catholic, Jesuit universities in the United States.

Michael Khang, Manhattan, was named to the dean’s list at the Rochester Institute of Technology for the spring 2019 semester. The institute is a privately endowed, coeducational university in Henrietta, New York.

Mason Hinkle, Alta Vista, graduated with a degree in agribusiness and was also on the dean’s honor roll at Oklahoma State University.

James Borgerding, Marysville, and Kannon Phipps, Manhattan, were named to the president’s honor roll. Alexandria Rogers, St. George, was named to the dean’s honor roll at Oklahoma State University as well.